Definition of building
1 : a usually roofed and walled structure built for permanent use (as for a dwelling)
2 : the art or business of assembling materials into a structure
Examples of building in a Sentence
My office is in that small brick building.
We bought the land for building.
Recent Examples of building from the Web
Philippine police rushed to the Resorts World Manila complex early Friday after gunshots rang out at the complex, where smoke began billowing from the upper floor of the building.
Under that proposal, the city of Prospect would buy about half the site for $810,000 to develop a park and a maintenance building.
With his arrival, Uber received another injection of engineers experienced with building self-driving systems.
The building was not in violation of any city codes, officials added.
The center has been at that location since around 1972 and this is probably the third time the building has been damaged in some way, said Phil Dadagia, the center's president.
Leasing begins this summer at the building, which is to open in October.
The investigation concluded that the Islamic State had planted additional explosives in the building after the explosive residue gathered at the scene was not entirely consistent with what the blast of a GBU-38 would leave behind.
Now, the Queens Museum is attempting bring a whole host of those visions to life, with some help from a Kickstarter campaign for the buildings never built in New York.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'building'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of building
BUILDING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of building for English Language Learners
: a structure (such as a house, hospital, school, etc.) with a roof and walls that is used as a place for people to live, work, do activities, store things, etc.
: the act or process of making structures by putting together materials
BUILDING Defined for Kids
Definition of building for Students
1 : a permanent structure built as a dwelling, shelter, or place for human activities or for storage an office building
2 : the art, work, or business of assembling materials into a structure
Learn More about building
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up building? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).